Tor #FearlessWomen Blog Tour: VICIOUS by V. E. Schwab – Blackout Poetry and Excerpt
Today, I’m excited to share another #FearlessWomen title. It’s an excerpt from Vicious by V. E. Schwab, which releases today. This is a reissue of Vicious in anticipation of the publication of the sequel VENGEFUL on September 25, 2018. I read and enjoyed this one quite a bit, check out my full review. With this one, we were also given the option of doing black out poetry. At first I was a little hesitant as I’m not particularly artistic, and also did not want to mark my actual book. But I decided I could take a picture and play with digital “art” (I’m using the term lightly here). It was fun, but coming up with the poetry part was definitely easier for me. So check out an excerpt below, in addition to my first attempt at blackout poetry!
(from Tor Books)
Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.”
Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories.
Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow Tor Books online, join the conversation – and get reading!
Vicious (Villains, #1) Published by Tor Books on May 29, 2018
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.
VICTORIA (V.E.) SCHWAB is the author of the NYT bestselling Shades of Magic series, as well as a number of MG and YA novels, including This Savage Song. She has been called “the heir to Diana Wynne Jones.” Her dynamic work has caught the attention of major TV and film studios. Schwab has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, but frequents Edinburgh. You can visit her at https://www.veschwab.com/
Check out more #FearlessWomen content, reviews and excerpts at these blogs:
- This is a Metaphor
- Dark Faerie Tales
- Cherry Blossoms & Maple Syrup
- Books, Bones, & Buffy
- The Bibliosanctum
- Itching for Books
- Across the Words
- Fantasy Literature